Monday April 29 2013
Lucescu: Zanetti a true great

Former Inter boss Mircea Lucescu has sent a message of condolence to Javier Zanetti, insisting that the captain can 'come back' from his injury.

The Nerazzurri legend snapped his Achilles tendon in Sunday's 1-0 loss to Palermo, and the Shakhtar Donetsk boss, who coached Zanetti at San Siro during the 1998/99 season, has claimed that the veteran will play again.

“Zanetti is an extraordinary champion,” he told reporters. “A true great. He is not just a great player, but a great man.

“He was the one who helped me more than anyone when I was at Inter.

“I have no doubt that he can come back from this.

“There is a risk, but I sure hope he can come back.”